Unfortunately this is not an uncommon case, nor is a rare. Being poor is a death sentence, having a disability like I have or like Carlos had is almost double jeopardy. Rest in peace young man… God speed

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Wrongful Convictions Blog

From the Daily Beast:

Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution is a haunting chronicle of how Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with a history of petty crime and the intelligence of a child, was wrongfully convicted and then executed for the 1983 murder of Wanda Lopez, a convenience-store clerk in Corpus Christi, Texas.  An entire issue of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review has been dedicated to publishing the tale of how DeLuna was put to death and the real killer, a brutal thug named Carlos Hernandez, continued to roam free. The remarkable thing about the narrative is the utter banality of it in what the authors describe as a “case of the obscure accused of murdering the obscure.” Here are 10 of the most gripping and shocking parts of this tragic story.

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Wanda Lopez was a divorced single mother and high-school…

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